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Study Links Prenatal BPA Exposure to Aggressive Behavior in Girls

11:00 AM MDT | October 6, 2009 | Kara Sissell

Girls whose mothers were exposed to high levels of bisphenol A (BPA) during early months of pregnancy are more likely to exhibit aggressive behavior, according to a study published today by Environmental Health Perspectives, a journal of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS; Research Triangle Park, NC). The study, which analyzed 249 pregnant women, found that mothers with the highest levels of BPA were more likely to have daughters who, by age two, were prone to exhibit aggressive or hyperactive behavior. However, industry groups...

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